Life itself is a long dream. We are unable to realize the illusoriness of the external objects because the dream is still on.
Where is the action if you sit quietly and close your eyes and meditate? Get into the field. And make sure that the mind is totally focused, one-pointed, not shaken.
Learn to enjoy what you are doing and stick to the meditation schedule. That will be enough.”
We are all looking for happiness; but, unfortunately, we’re not looking where the Gita tells us to. We look outside ourselves for it.
If we start to feel anxious about gain or loss, victory or defeat, etc., we know that the ego is not ready to let go, trust life, or let us leave the outcome to a higher will.
Self-realization means to know that you are essentially that Spirit or Consciousness or God. Even though the truth is that we are all essentially God, most of us don’t really experience that.
When it is said: “The world is unreal,” it is not suggested that we are seeing the world where nothing exists.
As you think so you become. Think that you are great, and you are great. Think that you are hopeless, and certainly you will be hopeless.
This running after things we want and away from things we don’t want is in itself stressful and agitating for the mind.
By the proper practice of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) the senses become fully under your control. They become obedient horses, taking you wherever you want. You become a complete master over them.